Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: No Kid Hungry and Science Festival, April 11-15

Recently I got to spend a morning with the folks at Cooking Matters (pictured), an organization that helps low-income families learn to cook healthy meals with limited funds. In six-week classes and grocery store tours, parents find out from culinary and nutritional experts how to shop for delicious foods on a budget. This week, the group is running a No Kid Hungry fundraiser at five local restaurants to help get its programs to more families in need. As an opportunity to give back as well as enjoy a night out, it's definitely a win-win situation!

Other great activities for families this week include some free readings featuring Oz and Beverly Cleary, along with a unique way to celebrate Passover. Finally, don't forget that the Cambridge Science Festival opens this Friday, with special events for scientists of all ages. Keep your eye on the full Event Calendar for other great upcoming events.

Monday – An interactive reading of The Wizard of Oz delights little ones during the day, and at night, parents can support No Kid Hungry with a fundraiser going on at five great restaurants.
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Tuesday – It's Beverly Cleary's 100th Birthday! Kids can celebrate by reading the beginning of one of her most famous books.
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Wednesday – Those who celebrate Passover can bring the kids to a Chocolate Seder for a sweet experience. If you'd rather get some fresh air with the baby, head out for a Babes in the Woods hike. Hopefully most of the snow will be gone!
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Thursday – Kids can have fun with their dolls in an American Girl Workshop, or families can catch a free guitar concert.
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Friday – The Cambridge Science Festival opens with cool events running through April 24.
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Photo: Cooking class with No Kid Hungry

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A Hamilton Read-Along
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Go Out Doors Exhibit
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail - 8:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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